What: Noche de las Americas gala kick-off reception.
Where: Roberto Cavalli boutique in River Oaks District.
The scoop: Noche de las Americas gala chairs Karina and Carlos Barbieri welcomed high-fashion guests to the trés chic boutique where on this night a portion of sales wear earmarked for the Institute of Hispanic Culture, beneficiary of the gala.
While a saxaphonist set the seductive fashion mood, models strode through in an informal fashion show and guests mingled with Institute president George Diaz Arrastia and gala honoree Dr. Rima de Vallbona.
Who: Michael H. Mann, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Mary Ann and David McKeithan, Carlos Gonzalez, Jorge Banuelos, Lia Tusanotte, Carlos and Kristina Sandoval, Peter Remington, Maria Diaz-Arrastia, and Mariannelys Noble.